As a member congregation of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC) in Atlanta, Georgia we believe and confess our faith in the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. To read the full confession of faith by the NALC please click here.
We love, adore, and praise God through worship. Our Sunday worship services are family friendly. Children are welcome in worship and participate in a special children’s sermon. We grow in our understanding and faith following the annual cycle of seasons and days observed in commemoration of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as we come to church each week.
Education is a core principle of the Lutheran Church tradition. Jesus was a teacher. His and the other words written down for us in the Bible are good to know. We hear four readings from the Bible each week during worship, often from the Old Testament, Psalms, the New Testament and one of the four Gospels. We have education classes on Sunday morning for adults and children. On weekdays we have a men's Bible study available via Zoom and a women's circle meets in person for study and fellowship.
We live out our faith serving others, both those who come to our church and those who will never come. Jesus tells us to care for the poor, to be helpful to those in need. Running community food drives for a local food pantry (Toco Hills Community Alliance), participating in the Atlanta Community Food Bank Hunger Walk, and supporting each other as we serve with our gifts and talents in our local communities are some examples of what we do.
Our financial donations have supported several local charities:
Small Groups You Can Join
Find opportunities to connect with others through small groups where good relationships are developed and individual support is provided.
Monday Morning Men's Bible Study – Join us from 7-8AM Mondays to read and discuss various books of the Bible. The Zoom link for the weekly session is listed in the church bulletin and newsletter.
Women's Circle - Women's circles are small groups of women who meet for Christian fellowship, Bible study, and mission outreach. It's an environment where you can connect as friends and grow spiritually.
Ministry Teams - Ministry teams offer an opportunity to volunteer in the church and meet people. No experience required. Teams include Music, Social Ministry, Education, and more.
Pastor James A. Clark graduated from Luther College (Decorah, IA) and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He has served congregations in Indiana, Upper Michigan, Tennessee and Georgia. Pastor Clark has also served as a pastoral counselor with a number of specializations. He has an earned doctorate from Memphis Theological Seminary. As a volunteer he served as chaplain at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for 19 years. He enjoys gardening, feeding birds and rabbits, tinkering and fixing things in his workshop, reading and listening to classical musical. He is married to Beverly, an Atlanta native, and they have two children and three grandchildren. Pastor Clark may be contacted by email:firstname.lastname@example.org. Pastor Clark invites you to worship with us at Saint Martin Lutheran Church.